So Monday, May 1st is a good day.
May: month of triumph is not a myth, I’m making it a reality! In the mail today I got a shirt that has “not today satan” written in large letters on the front. One of my many new inner mantras.
I had a great run and therapy session on Sunday with a good friend. I love running on the trails alone but its amazing what others can add and what clairity they can bring and sometimes that clairity is just talking and laughing with a friend so you feel human again and that someone has your back.
So, I have been thinking about doing a crazy diet off and on for awhile now and finally moved to the next step and talked to a dietitean. I was hoping that speaking to her would be all I needed to do to get things in order and change my life. Right, that sounds easy.
Backstory: I have had epilepsy for a long time, more then half my life now. That’s crazy to say out loud (in a cyber universe). Anyway, I found a crazy diet called the Modified Atkins Diet (MAD) that could potentally take me off my meds. Which is a big deal to me. I met with a dietitian to go over the ins and outs of what it meant and she said there is a note here about you doing marathons, tell me more about that. I told her that I like to run far and she said that she didn’t think that would be sustainable on the MAD diet. And I was like….
Well for some reason when she said that I kinda freaked out. Not run ultras? What? That’s the only time I have to myself. How will I make it as a Mom and NOT do that? I have lofty ultra goals and now what? But then haven’t I wanted to be med free forever?
So then I had to spend several days all up in my head trying to figure out who I am.
Well, problem not solved. Not sure yet, but I’m sure its coming…I’m right on the verge of a major breakthrough. Whatever, one step at a time.
Today was a good day and its going to be a great May.
Me 1. Satan 0.